August 14, 2014

Baby {D}

A while back I was going through my photos and discovered some projects I never posted about. I've been slowly catching up. One of those projects was for my little niece, who just so happens to be celebrating her first birthday today!

The pictures I found for her were actually from her baby shower. Which got me thinking that I never posted about the onesies I made her. Come to find out, I didn't even take pictures of them! Or if I did, deleted them before actually transferring to my computer. -- Luckily my sister doesn't live to far away (unlike my brother, who we visited in Oklahoma earlier this Summer), and I was able to get some photos to share with y'all :)

I wanted to personalize her onesies, and came up with this monogram. Which I instantly fell in love with and have made for just about baby born since!

And what girl wouldn't love a pair of ruby slippers!?! 
These shoes are another favorite of mine.

I was told that this ladybug onesie inspired a nickname for my niece :)

Group shot! 
I made these onesies in sizes from 0-3 month to 12-18 months. 
I'm glad to see they've been used well. And have held up well too!

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Stars & Stripes Quilt

About the middle of July, My husband's aunt asked if I would machine quilt this beautiful Stars & Stripes quilt for her. She gave me free range on the quilting, too. 

I wanted the stars to look they were bursting. First a little stitching in the ditch around each star, then I did some straight line quilting from the point of the star to the center, then echoed to the center of the 4-patch.

I made a free motion feather wreath in each of the corners.

And also added some feathers in spaces that surrounded the center star.
I filled the remaining spaces between stars with pebbles and swirls.

I outlined the stripes, then did some wavy lines through the 'white' stripes to add a bit of texture.

AND, here's back...

I had a lot of fun with this quilt. There were a few mess-ups, and a little unpicking; 
but overall, I think it turned out pretty good :)

August 13, 2014

Scrap HST's

Like most of you, I have a TON of scraps! 

I save pretty much everything, thinking I will use it somewhere someday. About the only thing I've done with them so far is applique onesies and blankets. But still, I save. And save. And save. 

Yesterday I thought I would get started with all the excess from corner clippings that I have collected. I generally save these stacked nicely in zip lock bags. However, I must have placed the majority in a box or something, because I was only able to find one bag. And it just so happened to be the clippings of Cuzco I used for my Supernova Quilt

I love the side view of fabric all stacked up.

I have an idea for a scrap quilt to use up all those little triangles; 
and to get started I chain-sewed them all into half square triangles (HST's). 

Threads clipped and stacked neatly. 
I love the layers of color!